Apple 30 inch?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Hey, I'd like to get a 30 inch apple screen, do you think a new one will come out or the current 30 inch's price will drop soon?

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    2010 when new Mac Pro comes out. 30" LED panels are still too expensive to be used in ACD.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hi thanks, what's ACD?

    What's the buyers guide :O?
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    ACD = Apple Cinema Display

    Buyers Guide is macrumors...well buyers guide! It is in the menu bar up by the logo ^^


    -Omi
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah thanks :O

    What's the difference between my 23 inch (bought early 08 I think, maybe early 09) and the new 24 inch screens? I know the 24's have a mic and iSight camera which is nice, how does that screen connect to my Mac Pro?

    Also what's the difference between 1920x1200 res on 23 inch, and 1920x1200 on 24 inch???? how does that work :O?

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  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    24" has LED panel. They have same resolution, so it can view same amount of things (basically 23" is as big as 24" but 24" is bigger physically, they have the same work space)

    You have GTX285 right? It has MDP port I guess
     
  7. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I think I know what you're asking -- think of it like this. If screen A and screen B have the same pixel count (1920 x 1200), but screen B is larger, then the pixels on screen B must be physically larger.

    Therefore, anything displayed on screen B may (that's may!) appear to you as being more coarsely displayed.

    I have an MBP 17" 1920 x 1200, and when I compare what I see on its screen to my 24" HP 1920 x 1200 screen, the HP does not appear to be as sharp. Key word here, "appear." On the HP, I'm more aware of the pixels, because they are considerably larger than the pixels on the 17".

    23" vs 24" shouldn't pose much of a problem, but probably, if you look closely, the 24" will seem coarser. That's just the way it is.
     
  8. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    No and no. It'll likely be Mini DisplayPort only when it does so you can't connect it to your GTX 285 anyway. There are supposed to be convertor boxes comming, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope.

    You can't connect it to a Mac Pro unless it has a GT 120 or Radeon 4870 from Apple.
     
  10. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah bummer :O
    I wish the 30's were cheaper lol

    thanks everyone
     
  11. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    If you want a good cheap 30" display then go to dell.com/outlet and find a 30" 3007WFP-HC. They are like $800.
     
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    I also have 17" macbook pro and don't want to get a 24" display because of the same pixel count...What can be considered hi-res for a 24" monitor so it will look like my macbook pro?
     
  13. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately I live in Australia, that same monitor is $2099 here (on dell), the ACD is only $2798.

    So there's not much price difference, which is a shame:O but thanks

    Oh do you think they'll ever make 30 inches with isight cam's + mic?


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    I think they will when they update it.
     
  15. G.T. macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondered but I would say $700 is pretty big difference
     
  16. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nah, the point I'm forking out 2.1k for a monitor, I'm happy to spend the extra 700 to make sure it's absolutely right, I don't trust dell, and the brightness ratio isn't the same, apple's is 100 cdm more per something (inch sq or somthin)

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  17. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I've never seen a 23-24 incher with anything finer than 1920x1200. Maybe someone else has, though.
     
  18. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    How high are you willing to go?

    I don't know how reliable this store is, but the display is the best quality IPS 30" display you can get.

    http://www.digitalyes.com.au/prodView.asp?idproduct=42772&utm_source=getprice&utm_medium=cpc
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't get how you don't trust Dell. You're willing to pay $700 more for old tech on what? Jaded principle? That Dell is a fine monitor and really well regarded. The ACD is still great but I wouldn't fork out that kind of cash on one today. I did a few years ago, but I wouldn't do it right now again. The panel is beautiful but still in major need of an update.

    I find that you want something for the sake of wanting it and that's fine, it's your wallet. But since you had no idea what "ACD" meant before and since you're looking at specs such as cdm and not considering how a Dell could look brighter, something tells me this is about the name.

    Give Dell another chance. I don't know what you do so maybe there's a reason why Dell doesn't suit your needs.
     
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    I agree. ACD was one of the best ones available back in 2007 and it's 2009 now. I wouldn't buy ACD because it's horribly overpriced and two years old tech. Only reason to avoid Dell is because it doesn't have Apple logo on it ;)
     
  21. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a 23" from Dell that is 2048x1152. it's not 16:10, but it is higher res in the horizontal direction than the macbook pro. However, what matters in this particular instance is pixels per inch...

    You actually won't ever find a monitor that is equally "high res" as the macbook pro screen, even at 24"...the ppi of the 17" macbook pro is 133, while even 2560 x 1600 on a 24" display is 125. The only way get a higher res screen with the same ppi would be to find a 22" display that is 2560x1600, which doesn't exist. If you somehow found one, then it would have 135 pixels per inch, or have the approximate identical appearance to your macbook pro.
     
  22. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    There haven't been any particularly significant improvements in 30" displays for a few years. The Apple and the Dell 3007 use the same panel afaik. However, the bane of both displays is that they only have a DVI connector, which will require the overpriced and poorly performing Dual Link DVI adapter when used on new Macs.

    Thus to me the Dell 3008WFP is the best choice for Macs because it comes with pretty much every connection ever made, including Displayport which will allow you to use a 3rd party Mini-DP -> Displayport adapter for full 2560x1600 resolution. The 3008WFP also comes with a scaler so it works for lower resolutions too and OSD so calibration is easier because it can be done on the display itself rather than software only. For the record I've been very happy with mine.
     
  23. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Only if you want two 30" displays on one card.
     
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    Wait, doesn't the DELL have full-sized Display Port?
    Sooo.. What's stopping you from getting a MDP -> DP lead? Doesn't it exist?
     
  25. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yes this is correct for the 3008 and you can get them from monoprice for like $5. For the 3007 models you need the adapter if you want more than 2.
     

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